Originally Posted by Kayakist
It does not. Ironically, in the upper interior cabinet, by the entrance door, where the HDMI cable bundle is located, I found a couple of 12v wire leads (one red, one white). I've wondered what I could use them for.
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The deal on the 2021 fell through because they botched the satellite install. They stuck it in the middle of the roof where it will hit the sewer vent and the skylight vent.....
In the end, we went out of province and bought a new old stock 2020 with the 2019 Ford Chassis. So we did the cheap handling fix (amazing!) and have been getting it ready. I ordered up a satellite dome (tracks while driving) and will install it myself. That one is only 10 pounds and looks to be an easy install.
The three wires you are talking about are likely to power the satellite dish. If you look on your roof, at the front, you will see a stainless plate that says Winegard on it. That is the factories pre-installed wiring for the satellite dish should you want to install one. Our dish has not shown up yet but my guess is that the cable line and those 3 wires in that one cabinet run directly up to the roof for a dish install. I'll know for sure when we do ours.
This unit (the 2020) does not have a roof mounted solar panel. So we are likely going to install one, probably a residential unit as they put out something like 500 watts. We will likely also install an inverter.
Anyway, we're getting it all tricked out and have removed almost every single rattle. I am quite certain we will be able to make it 100% rattle-proof. It appears to be a very well built unit constructed with modern techniques (likely designed with CAD).
Anything I've had to tweak (locking latches not working etc) were all minor repairs with fine-tuning adjustment all that is required. This tells me clearances are very accurate, and that's a good sign.
Overall, I'm very impressed. Even without the handling fix it was pretty good and that Ford V10 has a lot of power. I also had to re-align the steering wheel as it was off one spline. Bottom line, a couple of days of easy/fun work and it's paying massive dividends. This one is for my Dad, he's 86, and we're making it perfect for him.
Thanks very much for the help! Btw, I had to deal with Forest River for some minor warranty issues (front engine compartment latches/locks are seized beyond repair) and they were excellent. I mentioned I really didn't want the dealer wrecking it and they just asked for the serial number and sent out the parts - easy-peasy.